So, you have an Engagement shoot scheduled, now what? Engagement shoot ideas by Ella Sophie, Oakland CA

How to get the most from your Engagement shoot

So, you have an Engagement shoot scheduled, now what? I love engagement shoots. With me, it’s a laid back and easy going experience. I include them in all local San Francisco bay area wedding packages. The engagement photo date is a great way for us to get to know each other a bit more. It […]

Underwater portraits, boudoir goes beyond the bedroom. Photographer Ella Sophie

Underwater portraits, boudoir goes beyond the bedroom

Underwater portraits, boudoir goes beyond the bedroom Who says boudoir should be lingerie photos in a bedroom? I certainly think that there is a lot more to a powerful woman than that! So I love that I’m able to take my outdoor boudoir to a new level with underwater portraits. I’ve always loved water, as a […]

Women in business, dapper girls in bowties, Photographer Ella Sophie

She wears the pants, and the bowtie

 An Editorial on Women’s business attire: She wears the pants, and the bowtie. I meant to write about this fashion photoshoot a while back, but I’ve been busy and it fell between the cracks. I just got back from a very interesting trip to Germany, Dubai, and Oman. A truly mind boggling experience. Its given me […]

Why you need a professional portrait, by Oakland Photographer Ella Sophie

Why you should always have a strong portrait

What do you do when you don’t have a portrait ready and get a press request? Call me! Or at least that’s exactly what the owner and designer behind the luxury bow tie brand SONSON decided to do. When she got a last minute press request but didn’t have a recent portrait she needed a […]

handmade purple scarf, sustainable fashion design photography by Ella Sophie Oakland CA

Ethical Fashion Lookbook photography for Wooly Knit Things

Fall & Winter 2016 Lookbook Photography for Wooly Knit Things I loved creating the lookbook photography for Wooly Knit Things’ Winter 2016 collection. Victoria, the owner and mastermind behind the company, makes each piece by hand herself. She uses all natural fibers and dyes in her garments that are good for you and the environment. […]

Sunrise, snow capped mountains, desert superbloom by photographer Ella Sophie

Anza Borrego Superbloom Roadtrip

Anza-Borrego Superbloom Roadtrip In March of this year you may have heard about the amazing superbloom happening in the south west desert. Chris and I were itching for a camping trip and our 10 year anniversary was coming up. We decided to take a long weekend and go for an impromptu road trip. We left […]